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When “errors” are not errors.

Amazon’s email to OSNOVA:



We’re writing to let you know that at least one of your readers has reported some problems within your book [the KJV Bible], and we have confirmed the issue. … There are some words in your book that our spell check dictionary could not identify. … Here are the words and their locations

For example “cieling of wood; ” should be “ceiling of wood; “(loc:48522),”burglers” should be “burglars” (loc:48385),”sodering” should be “soldering”(loc:27757),


OSNOVA’s Email to Amazon:

Dear Amazon,
As always, we have carefully reviewed your report.  Given that we are dealing with the text of the KJV translation of the Bible, we have to faithfully reproduce all the spellings of its authoritative editions.  Neither you nor I are qualified to update the spelling of the KJV Bible to the modern standards or decide that the original text contained errors or misspellings.

In this particular instance, all of the reported “errors” cannot and should not be corrected even though they look strange to the modern eye because the original text had “cieling of wood,” “burglers” and “sodering.”  Please see the attached reproductions of the text of the KJV that served as the basis for our electronic edition.

I would appreciate if you would pass this information to the customer who reported these “errors.”


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Limited time offer on Kindle Bibles

OSNOVA is running a limited-time promotion on, offering its Kindle Bibles at discounted prices.

During the month on November you can buy most of OSNOVA Kindle Bibles for $0.99 and $1.99!

Follow this link to see all $0.99 Kindle Bibles from OSNOVA:






Follow this link to see all $1.99 Kindle Bibles from OSNOVA:






We would greatly appreciate if you could spread the word about this promotion!



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Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Coded with Strong’s Concordance Numbers

On the heels of the the Essential Greek New Testament we are releasing another Biblical Greek work: Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament for the Kindle.

The chief work of Joseph Henry Thayer was his translation of Grimm’s Wilke’s Clavis Novi Testamenti (1886; revised 1889) as A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Thayer spent 25 years working on his Lexicon, and made thousands of revisions from Grimm’s Wilke’s Clavis. Thayer’s Lexicon has been recognized as one of the best New Testament lexicons of Biblical Greek. This edition provides dictionary definitions and nuances of meaning for each word and provides a hyperlink for each word to the included New Testament and the Strong’s number.


UPDATE: This New Testament edition can be currently be purchased directly from OSNOVA by request via email. The price is $5.99.


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English-French Parallel Bible; La Bible avec des Textes Parallèles (en Français et Anglais)

Several weeks ago, we released another parallel Bible; this time with English (KJV) and French (Louis Segond) texts.

La Bible avec des Textes Parallèles
English-French Parallel Bible

As usual, this Bible features:

– Direct Verse Jump and Direct Verse Jump 2, revolutionary two methods to open the exact verse you need in mere seconds (not supported by Kindle Fire)
– two other ways to navigate between books and chapters: (i) using a hyperlinked table of contents; and (ii) pressing the 5-way controller right or left to move between books or chapters of the Bible (this last one also is not supported by Kindle Fire). Once you learn all of the four navigation methods, you will be able to open any verse in your Kindle Bible as fast as (or even faster than) in your paper copy
– easy to determine where you are in the Bible

Complete instructions on how to use this publication are found at the beginning of the publication.

Please note that this edition is not TTS(text-to-speech)-friendly due to the way TTS works on the Kindle.


The book is also available from Amazon France (as in other Amazon stores) and Barnes & Noble (for Nook).

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The Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner

We are excited to release the Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner (thank you, James, for the title).

This book represents a new approach to the study of the Biblical Greek by allowing an absolute Greek beginner to start “reading” the Greek New Testament from the first day. As such, it will establish itself as an indispensable resource for those who would like to get a glimpse of the New Testament in the original. The compilation of resources will also be useful to those who have some knowledge of Biblical Greek.

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The Greek New Testament For Beginning Readers, Byzantine Textform (with Direct Verse Jump)

OSNOVA™ is pleased to announce the digital publication of Robinson/Pierpont’s The Greek New Testament for Beginning Readers: Byzantine Textform.

Greek NT ByzantineThis Greek New Testament includes John Jeffrey Dodson’s lexical information along with brief definitions of words occurring fewer than fifty times, parsing of verbs occurring fewer than fifty times and various other helps particularly useful for those whose Greek is less than perfect, and the OSNOVA edition does not disappoint. These helps are included, and many words are linked to the corresponding lexicon entry and grammatical parsing information.

The Kindle edition from OSNOVA™ includes a number of navigational aids such as Direct Verse Jump and hyperlinked table of contents. Short instructions on their use are included in the book itself, with more detailed instructions available on our blog.

This helpful study tool can be used by a beginning student of Greek or a busy pastor who had his Greek many years ago. You do not have to be an expert in New Testament Greek in order to use this tool profitably. The Kindle format makes this useful information accessible for all students of the Greek New Testament.


You can purchase The Greek New Testament for Beginning Readers: Byzantine Textform on


Have you experienced the benefits of reading the Word of God in the original languages?


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Greek New Testament

“The Greek New Testament is the New Testament; all else is translation.” A.T. Robertson

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The ASV, a Forerunner of Trustworthy Modern Bible Translations.

The American Standard Version of the Holy Bible was first published in 1901.

It has been hailed as one of the most accurate English translations of the Bible and earned the reputation of being the Rock of Biblical Honesty. Although the English used in the American Standard Version is somewhat archaic, it isn’t nearly as hard to understand as some passages of the King James Version. Other names for the American Standard Version are Standard American Edition or Revised Version.

You can purchase your copy of the ASV Bible on or at the OSNOVA store.

The ASV Bible is the result of cooperation between British and American scholars who worked on the revision of the King James (Authorized Version) Bible between 1872 and 1901. The goal was to provide readers with accurate, literal, word-for-word translation of the Holy Scriptures. The revisers retained the archaic language of the KJV in most instances. ASV has served as the basis for a number of modern translations and paraphrases, such as Revised Standard Version, Amplified Bible, New American Standard Bible, the Recovery Version, the World English Bible, and the Living Bible.

“A fascinating fact about the ASV”, writes Pastor Brett Maragni, “is that both the RSV (Revised Standard Version) and the NASB (New American Standard Bible) are revisions of the ASV. Since the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) and ESV (English Standard Version) are both revisions of the RSV, that means the ASV, second of course to the King James Version, is perhaps the most influential literal translation produced in the English language. That is remarkable considering you have to search high and low to find a copy to purchase.”

You can read more about this Bible translation at

Have you ever heard of the ASV Bible?

What is your preferred Bible translation?


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How to use OSNOVA publications on Kindle Keyboard

First, study the following illustration showing the keys, which are used for navigating OSNOVA™ Kindle publications.

• To jump directly to any verse in the Bible using the Direct Verse Jump (DVJ-2) from OSNOVA:

1. With the Bible open, press the MENU key.

2. Select INDEX.

3. Type the DVJ abbreviation for the desired Bible book, followed by a space. See the list of abbreviations at the bottom of this post or get a handy cheat sheet of DVJ abbreviations was made by Rakel and can be found on her blog.

4. Type the chapter number, followed by a space, and the verse number. For example, jn 3 16.

5. Press ENTER.

A hint: while holding the ALT key press one of the top-row keys to enter numbers (see the illustration above). So, Alt+q=1, Alt+w=2, Alt+e=3, Alt+r=4, Alt+t=5, Alt+y=6, Alt+u=7, Alt+i=8, Alt+o=9, Alt+p=0.

• To open the table of contents, press the MENU key, select “Go to. . .” and then “table of contents.” While there, select the text you want to read with the cursor (use the 5-way controller to move the cursor) and press ENTER.

A hint: an underlined superscript number, word, phrase, is, in most cases, a hyperlink that you can click to move to the linked text. To return to the initial position after following a hyperlink, press the BACK key.

• With the Bible open and no cursor appearing on the screen, press the 5-way controller (see the illustration below) right or left to move to the next (right) or previous (left) chapter. If you see the title of a Bible book at the top of the page, this navigation method will move to the next (right) or previous (left) book.


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FREE: Kindle edition of the SBL Greek New Testament from OSNOVA

OSNOVA has released a free Kindle edition of the SBL Greek New Testament. The SBL Greek NT web site:

The SBLGNT is edited by Michael W. Holmes, who utilized a wide range of printed editions, all the major critical apparatuses, and the latest technical resources and manuscript discoveries as he established the text. The result is a critically edited text that differs from the Nestle-Aland/United Bible Societies text in more than 540 variation units.

Students, teachers, pastors, and interested laypersons can use the SBLGNT right now for research, writing, and study—at no cost.

OSNOVA’s Kindle edition of the SBL Greek New Testament provides an excellent formatting and navigation that Christians have come to expect from OSNOVA Kindle publications. The OSNOVA edition incorporates an active table of contents, a 5-way controller navigation between chapters and books, a cross-reference system between the Bible text and the apparatus, and the innovative navigation aid called Direct Verse Jump 2 (DVJ-2), which makes it easy to open any Bible verse in mere seconds. The complete instructions on how to use all navigation aids in this publication are found at the beginning of the book.

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